EDUCATION
1999
   MFA Printmaking, University of Washington, Seattle
1997   BFA Printmaking, Washington University, St. Louis
1993-1997   North Carolina School of the Arts (High School Visual Arts Major)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014 - Present
     Full-Time Lecturer, University of Washington

2000 – 2014
     Visiting Lecturer, University of Washington
          
Serigraphy, Monotype, Intaglio, Woodblock, Alternative Methods in Printmaking, Collagraph, Drawing, 2D Design, ART 101, Book Arts
2004 - Present
     Artist-Teacher, Vermont College of Fine Arts

2010 – 2014        
     Instructor, Seattle University
          
Introduction to Printmaking, Drawing I, Painting I, Design and Color
2004 – 2012        
     F
aculty, Seattle Central College Creative Academy
          
Screenprinting for Graphic Designers, Drawing I, Illustration I, Illustration III

AWARDS
2010   City Artist Projects Award, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
2009   GAP Award, Artist Trust
             Individual Artist Projects Award, 4Culture
2005   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2004   Neddy Artist Fellowship, Behnke Foundation
             Fellowship Award, Washington State Arts Commission
2000   GAP Award, Artist Trust

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016   Passages, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland  link to website
            Claire Cowie: Panorama Drawing, Henry Art Gallery (Viewpoints Series)  link to website
2015   Travelers, a year-long installation of sculpture and drawings, Seattle Tacoma International Airport
2014   Pathways, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2013   Unreliable Source, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
2011   Dead Reckoning, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2010   Pilgrimage, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
2009   Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth, Gage Academy, Seattle
2008   12 Views, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2007   Homunculi, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
            Snapshots, Clatsop Community College, Astoria WA
2006   Claire Cowie: Roundabout, Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis
             About Strange Lands, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2005   Village, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
2004   Land Escapes, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2003   Flying Ladies of Leisure, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
            Still Life on Blue, cherrydelosreyes Gallery, Los Angeles
2002   Stagings, James Harris Gallery, Seattle

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016   Matched Makers, Museum of Northwest Art
            Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle
            Unexpected Customs, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
            Confluence: The Duwamish River Project, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle
            Tunnel of Silence, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2013   Chamber Music, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2012   Mirage, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2011   Wild/Life, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2010   Takeda Biennial, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaquenos, Oaxaca, Mexico
            Show of Hands, Northwest Women Artists 1880-2010, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham
            The Secret Language of Animals, Tacoma Art Museum
            Parallel Universe, Grey Gallery, Seattle
            A Concise History of Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum
2009   Dimensional Inventions, Kirkland Art Center, Seattle
            Tieton Invitational Print Arts Exhibition, Tieton, WA
2008   Light, Seeking Light, Western Bridge, Seattle
            Century 21: Dealer's Choice, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle
            Traces and Accumulations, Wright Exhibition Space
2006   Feral Nature, University of Texas at Dallas
            Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection, Frye Art Museum
            Beyond Limits, Shenzhen Art Institute Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2005   A Decade of Excellence: The Neddy Artist Fellowship, Tacoma Art Museum
            Unexpected Watercolor, Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland
            Release/Capture, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland WA
2004   Summer Group Show, cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles
2003   Stagings: Claire Cowie and the Monsen Collection Photogravures, Henry Art Gallery
            Crossroads: New Art From the Northwest, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle

COLLECTIONS
Twitter Inc., Allen Institute for Brain Science, Amgen Corp, 4Culture, Henry Art Gallery, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Safeco,
Microsoft Corporation, Swedish Cancer Institute, Tacoma Art Museum, Urban Visions, Vulcan Inc.

SPECIAL PROJECTS
2016   Artist-in-Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA
            Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA
            Artist-in-Residence, Nemhauser Lab, Biology Department, University of Washington
2015   NEPO 5K Don't Walk, Tattoo Design, NEPO House, Seattle (Collaboration with Leo Berk)
2014   Illustrator for The Stranger's Fall Arts Edition  link to image and essay
2012   Violet Strays, online exhibition  link to website
2010   Costume and set designer, Combattimento de Tancredi et Clorinda by Claudio Monteverdi, 
                   On the Boards: Behnke Center for Performing Arts, Seattle (Collaboration with Pacific Musicworks and Seattle Chamber Players)

COMMUNITY
2006 – Present   Member, Artist Pension Trust
2010 – 2011        Advisory committee member, Neddy at Cornish Award
2003 – 2006        Board member, Seattle Prints Arts
2003 – 2006        Board member, Henry Art Gallery

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Artist Interview, Henry Art Gallery
Blog post on The Jealous Curator
Richard Schemmerer, “Claire Cowie Unreliable Source,” PAXA (blog), May 12, 2013
Erin Langner, “A Colossal Place of Being,” New American Paintings, March 30, 2011link to blog post
Jen Graves, “Claire Cowie Dead Reckoning,” The Stranger, March 11, 2011 (images)
Frances DeVuono, “Claire Cowie and Yunhee Min at James Harris Gallery,” Artweek, March 2009, 19 (image)
Adriana Grant, “Land Rover: Claire Cowie at James Harris Gallery,” The Seattle Weekly, December 9, 2008
Jen Graves, “My Top Ten in Art,” The Stranger, December 22, 2008
Regina Hackett, “Best Exhibit from a Well-Known Artist,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 25, 2008
Suzanne Beal, “Claire Cowie at James Harris,” Art in America, February, 2007, 157. (image)
Janet Koplos, “Report from Seattle,” Art in America, September, 2005, 63-71. (image)
Emily Hall, “Claire Cowie: James Harris Gallery,” Artforum, May, 2004. (image)
Suzanne Beal, “The Tiny, the Indeterminate and the Ever-Changing,”  October, 2003. (images)
Sara Krajewski, “Claire Cowie at the Henry Art Gallery,” Artweek, Vol.34, Issue 8, October 2003, 26. (images)
Regina Hackett, “Henry’s fit to burst with its bounty of contemporary art,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 5, 2003. (image)
Leah Ollman, “Recasting Objects of Childhood,” Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2003. (image)
Emily Hall, “Framed in Los Angeles,” The Stranger, May 8, 2003. (images)
Sheila Farr, “Northwest Art Converges at COCA’s Crossroads,” The Seattle Times, March 28, 2003. (image)
Elizabeth Brown and Lisa Corrin, “The Mountain is Out,” Modern Painters, Autumn, 2002, 47.
Emily Hall, “In and Out of Context: The Secret Life of Tschotkes,” The Stranger, July 11-17, 2002, vol.11, no.43. (image)
Sheila Farr, “Talent of the Future Taking Shape,” The Seattle Times, January 11, 2002. (image)
Regina Hackett, “Things Change: Art is Becoming in a Material Way,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 11, 2002.
Sheila Farr, “Rethinking What’s Beautiful and Beastly,” The Seattle Times, June 22, 2001.
Cynthia Rose, “Artist’s Work Highlights Life’s Essential Anarchy,” The Seattle Times, December10, 1999. (image)